Media Advisory - BDC Chief Economist to address entrepreneurs in Edmonton

The scale up challenge: What do the most successful entrepreneurs do to up their game?


EDMONTON, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the press are invited to a lunch conference on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. On this occasion, Mr. Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will be the keynote speaker.

Mr. Cléroux will present on how Canada's best managed companies increase their productivity based on a survey of 1,500 Canadian business owners. He will also present the world's most comprehensive productivity benchmarking tool that allows entrepreneurs to measure their performance against other Canadian companies in their industry.



Interview opportunities available after the conference.


Thursday, March 16, 2017


Conference lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Cléroux's speech – 12:30 p.m.

Q&A – 1 :00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – Avalaibilities for interviews


Art Gallery of Alberta – Manning Hall

2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1


About BDC
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. To find out more, visit


SOURCE Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: Maria Constantinescu, Business Development Bank of Canada, 1-844-625-8321,


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